Watching the Team Time Trial (TTT) yesterday made me remember why I love watching Lance so much--and wh he's won so many adoring fans. He makes us recognize what's possible as a human being--how much we're capable of pushing ourselves beyond comfort level, beyond pain to do something great. I remember why I wept when he won the prologue on 1999, before he was a national icon. No matter how the rest of the tour goes, he raises the bar for all of us and he's great for the world of cycling.
Other notes: Astana--Lance's team--averaged 31.3 mph for the entire 24.18 miles
(50.5 kph for 39 kilometers). Unbelievable.